NFL Numbers for the Boardroom: Divisional Playoffs
The Dallas Cowboys are at the center of the big controversy again. This time they are on the losing side of a questionable call and the game. Wide receiver Dez Bryant caught (well appeared to catch) a pass from Tony Romo on 4th and 2. First and goal was called at the 1 yard line. The Green Bay Packers challenged the call. After reviewing the play, the officials ruled that the pass was actually incomplete. Listen to Dean Blandino, NFL VP of Officiating, explain why the call was reversed. The Cowboys lost 26 – 21 to the Green Bay Packers.
Numbers for the boardroom
The Seattle Seahawks went 11 quarters without allowing an opponent to score a touchdown. The Carolina Panthers got on the scoreboard in the second quarter, but the Seahawks easily won the NFC Divisional Playoff game, 31 – 17.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys 24 for 35 for 316 yards and extended his record string without a home interception to 442.
6,791 and 46
Saturday was a big day for New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady. He passed Peyton Manning for the most yards in playoff history (6,791) and Joe Montana for the most touchdowns (46) in postseason history. He led the Patriots to comeback and beat the Baltimore Ravens 35-31 and go to his fourth consecutive and ninth overall AFC title game.
The Indianapolis Colts led by quarterback Andrew Luck, scored 75% of the time that they made it to the red zone in the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Denver Broncos. They won 24.13.
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